Julio Franco Lugo was born on 22 April 1968, is a former Dominican baseball player who played in Major League Baseball for nineteen years. He currently serves as the Manager of the South Georgia Waves. Julio Lugo most recently played second base for the Boston Red Sox. Because of his impressive defensive performance at shortstop and third base, he earned nicknames like “The Wizard” and “Captain Hook”.
He has accumulated over 30 All-Star game selections throughout his career; including ten with Atlanta Braves (1994 through 1999) and six with St Louis Cardinals (2000 through 2005). Though he only won one Gold Glove award during the 2002 season, he was rated as one of the best fielders in the Major League Baseball league.
|Full Name||Julio Cesar Lugo|
|Birth Date||November 16, 1975|
|Birth Place||Barahona, Dominican Republic|
|Profession||Professional baseball shortstop|
|Net Worth||$20 million|
|Death||November 15, 2021|
Julio Lugo was one of the most sought after baseball players in the world when he signed a four-year contract worth $32 million with Boston Red Sox on December 13, 2006. In his first three seasons with Boston Red Sox, Julio Lugo has been very consistent and matched to the team’s expectations. He has played for Expos (Expos), White Sox (White Sox), Dodgers (Dodgers), Orioles (Orioles) and Diamondbacks(Diamondbacks) before signing a four year contract worth $32 million with Boston Red Sox on December 13, 2006. His current salary is approximated at $7,000,000 while his market value is estimated to be around $ Million. His net worth is expected to increase with an increase in his playing value.
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His all-time performance has won him numerous awards and honors, including the National League Rookie of the Year Award in 1991; NLCS MVP in 1999 (for leading St Louis Cardinals into the World Series). He was also recognized for three times NL All-Star team (1999, 2000, 2001) and four-time MLB hits leader (2000 through 2002). Lugo was elected to be among Top 100 players in Major League Baseball history when he was selected as 52nd best player by The Sporting News. He holds record for most seasons played without reaching post season play after having played more than 1,500 games over 19 seasons. Julio Lugo is nicknamed “Captain Hook” by his teammates in the Boston Red Sox.
In 2008, Julio Lugo was elected among Top 100 players of all time by The Sporting News. In 2002, he won a Gold Glove Award for his defensive performance at shortstop position.